Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: E3

Remastered Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age heading to PS4 in 2017

North America will be getting an updated version of the previously import-only Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System. The PS4 exclusive will be available next year, and feature improved visuals, with remastered characters and cutscenes, 7.1 surround sound, shortened load times, a new soundtrack with an option to switch back to the original, and a new trial mode of 100 back-to-back battles. The Zodiac Job System is a 12-job progression system that was exclusive to the international version.

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PlayStation 4 News

Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder announced for console, PC

Deadly Tower of Monsters developer Ace Team is returning to world of rolling boulders for the good of mankind with Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder. The epoch-spanning tower-defense-styled title will continue in its predecessor’s footsteps by having players crush whatever is in their path. After Atlas misplaces an item necessary to keep the world running smoothly, rulers throughout history have decided to run amok. Various periods of art history are being used to represent the struggle, from Surrealism to Late Gothic, as players attempt to defend their resource nodes and destroy enemy castles. New to the series is a four-player competitive co-op mode where two teams of two try to gather resources and build defenses while destroying their rivals.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

E3 2014: Activision – Destiny screenshots, trailer released

Activision has released some new screenshots alongside a new trailer for Bungie’s upcoming shooter Destiny. The seven-minute-long video features Bungie co-founder Jason Jones detailing more about what gamers can expect from both single player and multiplayer. Topics covered, and shown in the screenshots, include the campaign, character-customization options, classes, skills, and wheeling and dealing in the hub city. Of particular interest is The Director, which alerts players as to what quests are available and their associated rewards. Gamers itching to give the game a go can take part in an upcoming public beta, set to kick off on July 17.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

E3 2014: Atlus – Trailer bonanza feat. Abyss Odyssey, Persona Q, etc.

Atlus has released trailers for all of their upcoming titles: Abyss Odyssey, Citizens of Earth, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Check them out below!

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3DS, Articles, PlayStation 3 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News

E3 2014: Square Enix – Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, Hitman

Square Enix has announced a number of new entries across several series, including Final Fantasy, Hitman, and Tomb Raider. One of the biggest surprises is that Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy Agito are both coming to North America. Type-0 was released for PSP in Japan in 2011 and will be brought over as an HD remastered release for PS4 and Xbox One. Agito is a free Android and iOS title (supported with in-app purchases) that features characters from Type-0 and allows players to make changes that affect others within the in-game community. As a cadet in the Dominion of Rubrum, players attempt to become Agito, the savior of Orience, and will have access to a variety of character-customization options, crafting options, and missions that feature large-scale co-op battles involving the entire community. No release dates were announced for either title.

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E3 2014: Bethesda – Doom teaser gives peak at hulking hellish foe

Bethesda has dropped a new teaser trailer for Doom at E3. Gamers wanting a more information about what id has in store will have to wait a bit longer, however, as Bethesda is saving the big reveal for this year’s QuakeCon.

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Articles, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

E3 2014: Sony – White PS4 Destiny bundle, PS TV, PS Now, more

Sony has announced that they will be expanding the PlayStation 4 line with a Destiny bundle that comes with a new Glacier White model. The pack will launch this fall and come with the system, a 30-day membership to PS Plus, and a copy of Destiny for $449. Alongside the model, Sony will also be releasing white peripherals, including a Dual Shock 4 and vertical stand. Several features were also announced, including greater Youtube integration, which will allow users to share, view, and upload videos. Another feature will allow PS3 and PS4 owners to invite PSN friends to join multiplayer sessions in titles they don’t own, with support announced for Far Cry 4.

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Articles, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX hits Live

Capcom has released a new download pack for Dead Rising 3, the incredibly named Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + alpha. The new pack adds an arcade mode with support for four-player co-op, new Capcom-themed costumes, and all previous Dead Rising protagonists as playable characters. The costumes, cribbed from Final Fight, Street Fighter, Vampire Savior, and other series, also bestow the original owner’s powers onto the Dead Rising crew. Shadow bosses, giant super zombies, and unlockable bonus characters are also included.

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DLC, Xbox One News

The mission is a go: Battlefield 4 deploys for consoles, PC

Dice is once again welcoming players to the front with the release of Battlefield 4. Available today for 360, PC, and PS3, the latest entry continues the series’ tradition of open warfare with combat over land, sea, and air. Battlefield 4 includes a single-player campaign, focusing on an impending war between China, Russia, and the U.S., as well as an extensive multiplayer component that features destructible environments and a wide array of weapon, kit, and vehicle unlockables. For those thinking of making the jump to PS4 or Xbox One, gamers who buy the current-gen versions can upgrade to the next-gen versions for $10 when the systems launch next month.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Open-wheel cars to debut in Forza Motorsport 5, screens released

Open-wheel cars will be making their Forza debut in Forza Motorsport 5, according to developer Turn 10 Studios. The new additions include cars from current and past grand prixs as well as Formula 1. Some of the announced rides include the 1976 McLaren M23, the 1976 Ferrari 312-2, and a selection representing four of the Izod IndyCar Series’ top teams (Andretti Autosport, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, and Team Penske).

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Xbox One News